Help shape farm and ranch labour legislation

Albertans are being encouraged to provide input on how provincial labour laws could apply to farms and ranches. In May 2016, six technical working groups began developing recommendations on how employment standards, labour relations, and occupational health and safety requirements could be applied to meet the unique needs of the agriculture industry. The technical working […]


Nominations Open for 2017 Equestrian Canada Board of Directors

Ottawa, ON, March 3, 2017 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that nominations are officially open for the 2017 EC Board of Directors. EC is looking for dedicated individuals with the dynamic and relevant skills to take on a leadership role in the organization. Directors will have the opportunity to help EC effectively […]


Public input sought for Castle parks area planning

Albertans will have new opportunities to learn about the future of conservation and recreation uses for the Castle parks area. The province will hold a series of public information sessions and stakeholder meetings beginning March 8 and continuing in the coming months. Sessions will examine wider conservation and land use issues in the southern Eastern […]


Notice Regarding 2017 Equestrian Canada National Awards

The Equestrian Canada (EC) National Awards are presented annually to celebrate the impressive achievements of individuals, equines and organizations who have contributed to the growth and success of the equestrian community. The awards are presented during the EC Convention and Award Gala. 2017 EC Awards Reception The EC National Award recipients for 2016 will be […]


Alberta announced its commitment to enhance the protection of the Castle Area

Adjacent to Waterton Lakes National Park and part of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem; the Castle area is internationally recognized as an important, biologically diverse ecosystem critical to connecting protected areas along Alberta’s Southern Rocky Mountains. In the 2015 election, government made a commitment to enhance the protection of the Castle area, and the […]


AEF & Equine Guelph partner to launch The Horse Portal

The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) is partnering with Equine Guelph on The Horse Portal to provide its members short, easily-accessible online training programs to stay up-to-date with the latest information on equine care and welfare. The inaugural short courses are ‘Equine Welfare – Canada’s Code’ and ‘Equine Biosecurity – Canada’s standard’. They will be offered March […]


AFAC – General Call for Nominations

2017 AFAC Awards of Distinction The Alberta Farm Animal Care Awards of Distinction were initiated in 2001 to recognize individuals or groups who have made exceptional contributions in the field of livestock welfare. These individuals or organizations work hard to advance the mandate of AFAC and the welfare of livestock in Alberta. They apply new, […]


Continued Help for Equine Families Affected by the Fort McMurray Wild Fires

The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) is sending 1,500 bales of hay to Fort McMurray on December 16, 2016 to help support Fort McMurray equine owners through the winter. The hay will help alleviate some of the feed costs over the winter months, but also replace hay that was lost in the fires. The price of […]